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BUCHANAN: Tobacco Companies Commit to Protect Child Workers Worldwide

With a major change to an industry-wide due diligence program, the Sustainable Tobacco Program (STP), now at least 180 tobacco companies are pledging to prohibit all children under 18 from handling green tobacco on farms in their supply chains. The STP is
Human Rights Watch
added Nov 19, 2017 01:26
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Would-be Zimbabwe investors beware: post-Mugabe era may be no better

Zimbabwe’s bourse - originally founded in Bulawayo in 1896 - features 65 listed stocks, many of them local subsidiaries of international companies, such as British American Tobacco . However, logistics at both ends of the investment process make putting
Reuters
added Nov 17, 2017 21:47
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[North Carolina] Suit seeks to stop new union limits around farm operations

North Carolina's only farmworker union is challenging a law limiting organized labor's activities in and around the state's vegetable and tobacco fields and other agricultural operations. Their lawsuit filed Wednesday called the restrictions unconstituti
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 16, 2017 15:18
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FARM LABOR ORGANIZING COMMITTEE v. ROY COOPER, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of North Carolina (PDF)

The Farm Act obstructs free expression and free association guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution for over 100,000 farmworkers in North Carolina, including Plaintiffs...and their labor union, Plaintiff Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC
NC Policy Watch (blog)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:17
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[North Carolina] Suit Seeks to Stop New Union Limits Around Farm Operations

North Carolina's only farmworker union wants to block a state law limiting organized labor's activities in and around vegetable and tobacco fields.
U.S. News & World Report
added Nov 16, 2017 15:04
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Exposed! Nigerian Children: Prime Targets Of ‘Big Tobacco’ Farming, Smoking For Blood Money

From child labour on Nigerian tobacco fields to luring of kids as replacement smokers, ‘Dotun Akintomide examines how Big Tobacco companies had kept children at the centre of a blueprint that has helped sustained the multi-billion dollar controversial in
The New Diplomat Newspaper (ng)
added Nov 17, 2017 23:04
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British American Tobacco launches Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods Focus Report

British American Tobacco’s commitment to working to enable prosperous livelihoods for all farmers who supply our tobacco leaf is the focus of the latest report on Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods, available now.
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added Nov 14, 2017 03:53
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[North Carolina] Back in the Day: Tobacco festival opens

It was an evening of remembering the past honoring the present and affirming the future as agricultural and community leaders met on Nov. 16, 1987, to salute the tobacco industry. The Southern Flue-cured Tobacco Festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary
Greenville (NC) Daily Reflector
added Nov 12, 2017 01:57
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ILO Postpones Decision on Partnerships to Eliminate Child Labor in Tobacco

[JTI] commends [ILO] for postponing its decision on the continuation of the ILO's partnerships with the tobacco sector...ARISE (Achieving Reduction in Child Labor in Support of Education), JTI's current Public Private Partnership with the ILO, has proven
PR Newswire
added Nov 9, 2017 20:41
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